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More Crowdfunding Projects I’m Backing

It’s time for another blog post about crowdfunding. What am I backing this time? Here’s a look:

Fidget Cube

Fidget Cube: A Vinyl Desk Toy -- Kicktraq Mini

Fidget Cube is pretty much what the name makes it sound like: a little cube-shaped desk toy that encourages you to fidget. I like fidgeting with things. My current fidget toy is a flashlight with an interesting-to-feel shape and texture. I look forward to seeing how the Fidget Cube compares.


(No graph, sorry!)

ZeMarmot is an open movie, made with free-as-in-freedom software, currently being funded through Patreon.

Marmot likes to sleep, eat, and sleep again. One day, an old migratory bird tells him of the wonders of the world. Marmot decides to leave his home for the trip of his life and find the ultimate napping spot.
From Iran flying carpets to Paradise pacific island, Marmot will wander all over the world and be the first marmot explorer. Will he find what he is looking for?
(quoted from the Patreon page)

The Blender Foundation wants to make a Free movie.

The Blender Foundation has announced that they want to make a movie. They’re crowdfunding it with the hope of reaching €1.9 million (that’s $2.626 million US dollars calculated using DuckDuckGo). €1.6 million with their own resources, for a total of €3.5 million ($4.837 million). That’s the minimum amount they would need to make Project Gooseberry, as they’re currently calling it.

The best part is, this being the Blender Institute (makes of great shorts like Big Buck Bunny and Sintel), they’ll release everything Free under the Creative Commons Attribution license. In fact, they’ve already started doing that.

Misc. Filmmaking Tips and Resources

Anyone who’s read my previous post on this blog knows that I’m currently working on a short film based on Edgar Allen Poe’s ‘The Raven’. I thought I’d write this post to share some miscellaneous tips and ideas that I have found useful during the filmmaking process. They’re organized (very roughly) in order of when you will probably need them, earliest being first.

-The Idea/Script

Often, for me at least, the hardest step in the filmmaking process is the first step: coming up with a good film idea. I like to film, I get the urge to pick up a video camera, but I have no idea what to do with it. Here are a few solutions. Continue reading Misc. Filmmaking Tips and Resources